With millions of individual objects in our collections you can imagine we need a bit of storage. Not just any old storage, of course, because everything has its own special needs. There are very large objects, very old and delicate objects, very precious objects – and living objects too. The temperature and humidity of our storage systems has to be strictly controlled and monitored. Just as important is that we can find and access an object when it is required for research or display. So you can see, we don’t just throw things in a cupboard and forget them!